3 challenges businesses must overcome to reap the benefits of a hybrid cloud environment

The question “Why should businesses migrate to the cloud?” has long been answered. The tangible benefits are well documented. Organizations are now forced to assess what type of cloud deployment best suits their needs. Be it the agility and affordability of a public cloud or the control and security of a private environment, there’s no […]

Is your cloud strategy ready for the cognitive era?

This morning, IBM World of Watson 2016 welcomed thousands to explore the latest developments in the cognitive era of computing. Conversations are buzzing about the intelligence that will reshape the trajectory of business. I’m here on the ground, and the energy is electrifying.  Cognitive capabilities, endless possibilities   World of Watson spotlights the future of cognitive […]

Partnerships make the clouds go round

The phrase “it takes a village” is rarely more true than in the technology industry. Time and again, when a company chooses not to collaborate with other industry leaders, it is almost certain to fail. Instead, real innovation and business value in emerging and maturing markets comes when companies work together to deliver value to […]

Why Celanese moved to a cloud managed services solution

Celanese Corporation reduced operational costs by more than 50 percent while improving response to workload demands and delivering superior service levels for its managed infrastructure by switching to a cloud managed services solution. Now the chemical company can reallocate these cost savings to drive innovation, strategy and an increased emphasis on security. Based in Dallas, […]

Majesco teams with IBM to bring cognitive cloud to insurance

The insurance business is all about anticipating and preparing for what may happen in the future. That could be why Majesco, which provides core insurance software, consulting and services for providers across the world, has formed a five-year partnership with IBM to offer a cognitive, cloud-based platform to give insurers the power to develop new […]

Bringing cloud storage into the hybrid era

An interesting anomaly has quietly evolved in large enterprises in recent years. As organizations have rightly come to revere cloud computing as the path to true scalability, efficiency, and economics, one corner of it — storage — has been left to wallow in the silos of yesteryear, with limited advances or innovation. Researchers continue to […]

Not born on the cloud yesterday: Easing into continuous deployments with blueprints

As traditional IT enterprises embrace the cloud to handle continuous delivery, they face challenges posed by their existing legacy systems handling complex applications and environments. For example, mainframe-based systems (typically located within the firewall) often have tighter restrictions on security and data management, which can lead to slower iteration cycles. According to a recent ADT […]

All about OpenStack and why it matters

I recently attended a week of presentations about OpenStack, looking to get a deeper understanding of what it is all about and why it’s important. Here’s what I learned. An OpenStack cloud is driven by a collection of open source software that allows organizations to build and manage cloud environments via the OpenStack API. The […]

IBM and partners launch JS Foundation

This week’s announcement that IBM is a founding member of the JS Foundation further confirms something I’ve been saying for years now: there’s never been a better time to be working in open technology. Along with the greater JavaScript ecosystem, the JS Foundation is dedicated to fostering developer engagement, collaboration and best practices under an […]

To help their uphill climb, startups look to Global Entrepreneur

While there’s no one, definitive source of statistics for startup activity worldwide, a quick look online reveals facts such as: Nine out of ten startups will fail. The startup rate has fallen sharply over the past 30 years. Startup funding is a mess right now. Yet with the odds stacked against them, startup companies across […]

Cloud computing’s turning point: The innovation phase has begun

In the past, when I’ve spoken to clients about cloud computing, those conversations were mostly with line-of-business managers focused on cutting costs and getting new, customer-facing applications up and running quickly. Today, the tide has turned, as chief executives and other line leaders want to know how cloud computing can help them transform their entire […]

Why businesses shouldn’t settle on a simple storage solution

To date, the business community, including startups and entrepreneurs, have had only simple storage solutions to choose from on the cloud. Or they’ve had outdated, pricey software, hardware and appliance solutions from legacy storage providers. In today’s business world, this no longer works. Not with IDC’s predicted data growth of 44 zettabytes by 2020, fueled […]